When teaching students with ailments, there should be an encyclopedia that would compile suggested pranayama techniques and asanas for each condition. Can you imagine the size that book would be? Each of us has manuals, notes, texts, and study guides from our yoga teacher training courses, but we need comprehensive medical studies for every ailment. Many yoga instructors still do trial and error methods.
When someone is suffering from a headache they feel the pain in different areas of the head and neck. It can also spread to the back and other areas of the body due to tension. It is important to discuss with students where they are experiencing the pain, and determine what type of headache they have in order to instruct them on the specific moves they can use to relieve their pain and return to some sort of normalcy. Not only that, but it is imperative, as always, to instruct them on correct breathing techniques as well as train them in the art of focus and mindfulness. Every good yoga instructor has their student's best interests at heart and will create a place in class where they can not only relax, but tackle whatever issues they may have in their mind, heart, and soul. To be more enlightened about Teaching Yoga: Headache Relief visit www.yoga-teacher-training.org.
Prenatal yoga offers a host of benefits for women. Pregnancy is an important time for women to be as healthy as possible as their babies grow and change inside them for nine months. Exercise is an important component of overall health and should not be overlooked during pregnancy. Many women choose yogic exercise because it is a gentle and low-impact way to keep their bodies agile and strong. Meditation and breathing techniques help reduce stress and increase blood flow to the fetus. Women can also learn specific postures and breathing that will benefit them during labor and delivery.
Private prenatal yoga sessions are a popular choice among women because they can practice in the privacy of their own home with the individual attention of the instructor each step of the way. Instructors must be sure to be attuned to the needs and desires of each pregnant client. They should pay special attention to a number of factors when teaching private prenatal sessions. To be more enlightened about Teaching Private Prenatal Yoga Sessions visit www.yoga-teacher-training.org.
As a hatha yoga instructor, you might always include hip openers in your classes, and they are needed now, more than ever. The majority of our yoga students spend all day sitting behind a desk and staring at a computer screen. Even those, who don't have an office job, spend a disproportionate amount of time sitting. All of this sitting leads to some very tight hips. What yoga poses are best for restoring hip health? Take a look at these three hip-opening poses below and modify the directions to accommodate your students.
Begin in down dog. From there, sweep the right or left knee forward towards the hands. Keeping your back leg and hips square and pointed at the floor, ease your front bent knee onto the mat, laying it down so that the outside of the leg is resting flat on the mat. Then lower your back straight leg down so that your back hip is also flat against the mat. From this point, you can keep your arms straight, supporting your upper body weight, or you can gradually fold your upper body down onto the mat. For a deeper stretch, reach out in front of you with your hands, and inch them forward as far as you can, without bringing your hips up. You can stay in pigeon for a few breaths or for several minutes. To be more enlightened about Three Yoga Hip Openers for Students visit aurawellnesscenter.com.
Instructors need continuing education resources for every ailment. In this way, your are able to expand on what your learned in your foundational yoga teacher training. Luckily, this blog has many articles on a variety of subjects. Therefore, if you need to learn more, please use the green search box in the upper right hand corner. All you have to do is enter your keywords and submit.
If you've ever experienced any type of back pain, you know that it can dominate all aspects of your life. Constant pain becomes a daily issue that can't be easily forgotten. It can cause negative feelings to seep into your being which eventually transfer to your interactions with others. You might have less patience with your kids, show less enthusiasm at work or treat friends and family with less kindness. Back pain sufferers typically turn to medical doctors to prescribe medication to ease the pain. Those not interested in medication might turn to a chiropractor or specific stretches to find relief. To be more enlightened about Teaching Private Yoga Sessions for Back Pain visit www.yoga-teacher-training.org.
How should teachers handle precautions for back pain? Each student who has back pain is different, because no two injuries and students are exactly the same. This is something every instructor should have learned in foundational yoga teacher training. Although I have outlined precautions and prevention guidelines below; these would be considered typical. As Paul would often say, “Back pain threshold and the exact cause of it are unique.” Below this paragraph is a handout that you can use to educate your students.
ABC News reported in 2009 that Yoga training improves mood and ability to function in people with back pain. This study, done by the National Institute of Health, found that patients who used a combination of Yoga and traditional therapy did better than those who received treatment alone. Because almost all Americans have at least one episode of lower back pain, the ailment costs the country more than $34 billion every year. To be more enlightened about Teaching Yoga: Precautions for Back Pain visit www.yoga-teacher-training.org.